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Old 29th Nov 2006, 11:33
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The Australian Defence Force (ADF) says at least one Army personnel member has died in a Black Hawk helicopter crash near Fiji.
Chief of the Defence Force, Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston, says the helicopter was involved in an accident while operating off HMAS Kanimbla.
He says the helicopter was attempting to land on the Kanimbla when something happened and the Black Hawk went over the side and into the sea.
Ten personnel were on board the helicopter at the time; one is still missing, and one died of his injuries after the crash.
From: http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems...1/s1800631.htm
It seems that it was a SAS operation - from what was said on the 7.30 Report tonight.
This is very sad. Condolences to the family of the member who died. It must also be terrible for the family of the missing member.

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